Fayette County

Lt. Philip D. Bush



Philip D. Bush was graduated Saturday from a flying field of the U. S. army air forces, given his silver wings and commissioned as an officer in the army air force and ready to bring on more headaches for the Axis.

Commissioned as second lieutenant was: Philip D. Bush, Oelwein, Blackland, Texas.

Source: Waterloo Daily Courier, June 29, 1943 (photo included)

Phillip D. Bush was born Jan. 19, 1922 to Laurel S. and Gertrude K. Bush. He died June 1, 1945 and has a cenotaph at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Honolulu, Hawaii.

Lt. Bush served in World War II with the U.S. Army Air Corps 444th Bomb Group, 677th Bomb Squadron and was MIA/KIA in a collision of his B-29 Super-fortress #42-63496 “Naughty Nancy” and another B-29 #42-65270, off the coast of Japan with the loss of all eleven crew. He was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters and Purple Heart.

Source: ancestry.com